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External Doors Revealed for 2007
continues to soar in popularity and to complement this trend JELD-WEN,
the door manufacturer, has introduced the New Kensington range of external
doors to its collection.
in five attractive designs, the Kensington has kerb appeal and creates
a good first impression in a home. The range features classic three, four,
six, and 12 panel designs as well as JELD-WENs sophisticated new
glazing styles. The Kensingtons triple glazed units are designed
to offer improved insulation and feature bevelled glass with lead detailing
which enhances their appeal even further. The Kensington range features
frosted and grey-tinted glass with lead detailing to create a fusion of
neutral shades that blends perfectly with the natural Oak finish of the
The New Kensington range has secured full FSC Chain of Custody certification.
Mark Roberts, product manager for JELD-WEN, explains: 'The Kensington
range instantly adds value to a home, creating a memorable first impression
with potential buyers whilst demonstrating a high specification from the
This new range is offered with 5 stiles and can also be specified
as a pre-hung doorset. All doors feature attractive raised and fielded
panels to enhance their decorative style and distinctiveness.
Mark Roberts continues: 'Buyers require their doors to be stylish, energy
efficient and environmentally sound. These new doors meet those requirements
For more information or a copy of the JELD-WEN catalogue, contact the
sales office on 0870 126 0000 or visit the website http://www.jeld-wen.co.uk.
UK Adds Two Aluminium Doors to Portfolio
UK, the UK supplier of patio doors and vertical sliding sash
windows, has added two new doors to its growing portfolio the KAT
Classic Aluminium Folding and Sliding door and the KAT Classic Aluminium
satisfy customer demand, KAT UK has introduced these two aluminium doors
to provide further options for specifiers, PVC window and door fabricators,
installers, architects and builders.
These products are manufactured using profile from aluminium system company
Smart Systems which, in line with other KAT UK products, means KAT UK
will be supplying high specification top quality products that will be
equally at home in a sheltered garden or to provide a panoramic view from
a 10th floor modern penthouse.
In addition, KAT UK aims to improve on the manufacturing lead times normally
associated with the aluminium industry.
Managing director at KAT UK, Jonathan Sheard said: We hope that
our experience and expertise in providing bespoke products for our customers
will help us cut average lead times, as both doors will benefit from dedicated
production facilities with fully tooled and trained staff.
Many architects specify aluminium doors, which we previously didnt
provide. However, our new thermally broken Aluminium Folding and Sliding,
and inline sliding patio doors will now give them a quality KAT UK option.
KAT UKs new doors will allow homeowners to enjoy unrestricted views
of their gardens and surrounding environment. They have multiple inward
or outward opening options and can be stacked open at one end, or at both
ends. Depending on the option chosen they can also operate with a conventional
door or a pair of French doors.
With an unlimited choice of any Ral colour in a variety of finishes, the
doors can be manufactured either the same colour on both sides or with
the option of dual colours.
The new sliding and folding doors will complement KAT UKs pvc patio
door range, which includes the Elegance (WHS Halo), Classic (Deceuninck)
KAT Classic Aluminium Folding and Sliding doors and KAT Classic Aluminium
in line Patio doors are now available. To find out more or request a quotation
please contact 01625 439666.
Rooflight gives Interior Design Choice
to sit flush, the Lumen Rooflight is a low profile rooflight that meets
all the standard requirements of a conservation rooflight but offers flexibility
in its mechanisms to allow for both contemporary and traditional interiors.
Manufactured by Tuscan Foundry Products,
one of the leading suppliers of conservation style rooflights, The Lumen
Rooflight is energy efficient in its incorporation of Pilkington Activ
the worlds first self-cleaning glass.
made to replicate a Victorian design, the British made Lumen Rooflight
is suitable for period properties with either contemporary or traditional
interiors. Its fine lines of steel and bespoke mechanisms including chrome
for a modern interior or solid hand made brass for an authentic look make
this rooflight unique in its attention to detail.
Architect Matthew Calvert comments:
'I feel the appearance of the Lumen rooflight is excellent and will definitely
suggest them again to clients who have older properties or Listed Buildings.'
Each rooflight is made according to the specification and has optional
features including remote control opening to allow flexibility. Where
an excess of light is necessary, the Lumen rooflight has a seamless design
which can be linked together with a minimum amount of visual framework.
Tel: 01403 860040
the independent hardware distributor, has introduced the Trident locking
system for casement windows.
Featuring combinations of hooks and mushroom bolts locking into standard
striker plates, Trident achieves exceptional security protection with
the same routing and fitting procedure as a standard espagnolette.
The optional restrictor provides protection against falls during everyday
use, but is easily disengaged to allow quick escape in an emergency.
The restrictor is on the handle side, so the opening is constant and no
strain is put onto the friction hinge.
Finished in the attractive and environmentally friendly TS-Look silver,
Trident is available from Wagner stock to suit a wide range of PVCu profiles.
Tel: 01634 263263
Launches New Document F 2006 Compliant Trickle Ventilator
the introduction of revised Document F of the Building Regulations regarding
ventilation, manufacturers are required to test all ventilation products
to BS EN 13141 testing standards. New dwellings now need to achieve an
overall total background ventilation equivalent area figure as well as
the equivalent area minimum set for each room.
This typically means that more background ventilation is required than
before in order to remove stale indoor air from a building and replace
it with fresh outdoor air. Trickle ventilators are the traditional method
of achieving this and Avocet Hardware
has launched a brand new trickle vent that fully complies with all new
and existing legislation.
Fully independently tested in accordance to BSEN: 13141-1:2004 and manufactured
from BBA accredited UV stabilised PVCu, the Avocet TrickleVent is robust,
smooth and elegantly rounded in design, and is available as 2005EA and
Achieving a water tightness limit of 400 pa, it has been acoustically
tested to BS EN 20140-10:1992 for sound insulation achieving up to 39dB.
A multiflap control on the 5000EA model ensures greater control of airflow,
allowing the size of the trickle vent to remain unobtrusive. Each vent
can be fitted for either up draught or down draught operation to PVCu,
timber and aluminium windows. Weather performance is tested to BS 1026
and 1027:2000 and optional sleeves are available to fully comply with
The Avocet TrickleVent has been specifically developed for the volume
market, comments Stephanie Wright, Marketing Manager for Avocet.
Its aesthetic design reflects the growing trend towards softer lines
and ease of fit. It complies fully with the regulations for all window
trickle vent installation.
Available in Bright White, Brown and Tan, the Avocet TrickleVent features
snap on end caps and positive open and close actions with an integral
flyscreen in the external hood.
Upgrades Window Hardware
is a UK trade manufacturer of uPVC window and door systems, porches and
company has recently launched Consort fs a new integrated window
system featuring a 70mm lead-free uPVC profile with an elegant sculptured
Consort has also upgraded its standard window hardware, replacing espagnolette
bolts with Nicos new MultiLock multipoint locking system for added
security. A new concept in window security, MultiLock provides a cost-effective,
simple way to meet the requirements of BS 7950 - at little more than the
cost of a standard espagnolette bolt.
Consort also offers the Nico Shootbolt as a top of the range security
As part of its hardware upgrade, Consort has standardised throughout with
Nico Supercoat 500 silver finish anti-corrosion marine specification
on all hinges and locking systems.
BBA Assured Performance for the most demanding installations
Independent BBA Assessment Test Results indicate that Nico MultiLock and
Shootbolts achieved grade 4 (very high resistance to corrosion) as defined
in BS EN 1670:1998, making them suitable for environments subject to industrial
or coastal pollution.
Stuart Buchanan, Sales and Marketing Director of Consort explained the
choice of new hardware.
'By changing our standard hardware package from espagnolette bolts to
the Nico MultiLock and from a yellow plated finish to Supercoat 500, we
now offer our customers a much more secure product in an attractive silver
corrosion resistant finish.'
Tel: 44 1255 422333
Window Film Boom Prompts Company to Re-brand
trends in home decorating and improvement rarely stand still, at least
one online retail company is taking advantage of the popularity boom in
frosted window designs. Over the past five years, home owners have discovered
that this stylish look can be achieved cheaply by applying plain or patterned
frosted window film to any window surface.
adaptable film has been regularly featured on popular home improvement
programmes such as Property Ladder, Changing Rooms and House Doctor. Cheaper
than etched glass and a more contemporary alternative to net curtains,
its popularity has soared amongst DIYers on a budget.
Etchfx, established in 1998 re-launched in the UK in December as Window
Wallpaper. The company supplies plain & patterned frosted window film
which covers glass to create a frosted effect.
It is most widely used on front doors to screen homeowners from the outside
world as well as windows, mirrors and patio doors. Currently over 200,000
homes in the UK use this type of material somewhere in the home.
Patrick Green, Managing Director of Window Wallpaper explains the reasons
for the re-branding. 'We have experienced a real surge in demand for our
product as people have come to recognise window film as a classic but
affordable option to expensive, specially treated glass and gives home
a more contemporary look that net curtains.
We felt that, just as our product changes according to demand, so should
our company. We decided to re- name the company as Window Wallpaper as
we felt that this perfectly encapsulates what we do.'
Alongside the name change, Wallpaper for Windows has launched a new website
to showcase the company's products. Customers can also order online from
an increased range of designs, including a new range of low cost window
wallpaper known as the value range.
The new designs include Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco and contemporary
patterns. Prices start from £45.00 per sq. metre with the value
range starting at £29 per sq. metre.
Argon Fillers Now Fitted with Test Counters as Standard for Even Easier
more than 15 years Inagas says that
it has pioneered techniques and set the standards for argon gas filling
and now, with three of the company's most popular products argon filling
is set to be even easier and more accurate.
IGA30, IGA60 and IGA200 machines are now supplied with Test Counters as
standard equipment, the only machines available in the UK with this feature.
The counters significantly improve ease of use and efficiency by counting
the number of fills completed in addition to daily and accumulative data,
at a glance.
Inagas filling machines are designed for efficiency, reliability and ease
of operation providing gas flow rates up to 180 litres per minute with
consistent accuracy in percentage fill rates. All Inagas machines combine
the latest easy-to-use control systems within proven and reliable design
parameters and are the most technically advanced gas filling machines
The heart of the Inagas technology is the dispenser's ability to detect
the presence of gas in the IG unit and constantly monitor the percentage
fill rate during the filling process. The entire filling process is automatic:
The filling sequence is initiated simply by pressing the start button
with no further action needed; the gas flow is stopped automatically when
the required gas fill percentage has been reached.
The touch pad controls enable gas percentage levels to be changed, dwell
times to be altered, gas calibration to be checked and the display also
provides fault finding analysis. 'The addition of the Test Counters provides
the most comprehensive data readout of any machines available,' says the
and Tactile Sign Solution Launched in the UK
the UK sign designer has become the sole UK distributor for the unique
Marcal range of sign products. These competitively priced sign solutions
are DDA compliant with the addition of Braille and Tactile lettering.
The Marcal range of sign products have been intelligently designed to
meet the requirements of architects and designers. Stainless steel Braille
and Tactile lettering further enhance this unique sign system. The Marcal
range is unobtrusive within an architectural environment and effective
in displaying DTP inserts. All signs are manufactured from toughened glass
and stainless steel.
Mark Bartlett, Managing Director of Signbox comments;
'I am delighted that Signbox has become the UK distributor for the Marcal
range. The products mirror our own expertise in designing precision engineered
architectural signage for commercial buildings and the hospitality industry
around the world.'
Marcal has been developing signposting systems since 1987 and works closely
with architects and designers to ensure these systems convey every aspect
of the meaning and concepts involved.
The complete range is now available in the UK from Signbox Limited,
For more information visit http://www.signbox.co.uk
or ring 01784 438688
Upgrades Door Locks
the UK manufacturer of PVCu door panels and composite doors, has further
improved the specification of its range of composite doors.
Vista composite doors are fitted with 5 separate locking points as standard.
They have 2 hooks and 3 deadbolts together with a three way adjustable
hinge for ease of installation.
The specification has been further enhanced by the addition of an aluminium
powder coated face plate to both the hinge and lock side that greatly
reduces any attempt at forceful entry.
The door locks also feature cylinder guards as an additional security
measure and customers can be assured of peace of mind as every Vista composite
door carries a full 10 year guarantee.
All of Vista's composite doors in its 'Welcome Collection' are manufactured
to the highest industry standards. The company has achieved Secured by
Design certification for its range of composite doors as well as PAS 23/24
The range is available in a variety of colour finishes and has the look
and feel of a traditional timber door. The outerframe is triple sealed
and consists of a bubble gasket and two brush seals that provide flush
fitting - rather than a rebated fit - to reflect a true timber appearance.
Managing Director of Vista Group - Keith Sadler is keen to point out the
benefits of Vista's composite doors.
He says: we offer one of the most highly specified composite doors
currently available. We only use top quality components which mean our
doors are durable, weather resistant and thermally efficient. Our continuous
research and development programme and our investment in the latest manufacturing
methods mean that Vista Group will continue to offer class leading composite
Tel: 0151 608 1423
Jason Wilder of CWG developed the
MultiFold door using Rehau Tritec profile and Siegenia hardware.They proved
to be a perfect match to produce the product that Jason envisaged and
has subsequently proved so popular.
ever, in this industry, it is not long before an innovation is put to
the supreme test and a real challenge comes along to try the design (and
nerves) to the limit.
The challenge seemed innocent and straight forward. The customer simply
wanted some five and half metres of open door space. A second look started
the mind racing as to the implications of creating this monster. In fact,
it meant seven leaves with many moving parts all to function perfectly.
It had to have Astragal bars lining through seven moving leaves. Finally,
having resolved all that, the door had to be loaded and transported to
its final destination, without damage. That required six strong men to
be on site at the right time and one large lorry.
A challenge is a challenge and by definition, difficulties have to be
overcome. So after careful design and manufacture, the door was made.
By careful planning it was delivered and fitted. So now there is one very
happy customer, who is delighted with the MultiFold. The customer was
then left with the problem of landscaping the garden, to give maximum
effect to both MultiFold and garden.
Astragal bars continue to be popular and can be fitted to any of the wide
range of products offered by CWG Choices Ltd. For Rehau 70, Tritec and
Shield the bars will have sculptured bar/bead on the inside and bevelled
on the outside. With Kömmerling Connoisseur the bar/bead is sculptured
inside and out. Due to their complexity, astragal bar grids are always
supplied factory glazed, which gives peace of mind to all concerned
Contact Debs Morrison at CWG Choices Ltd, Pywell Road, Corby NN17 5XJ.
Tel. 0870 626 7510 Fax 0870 626 7511.
Openings for Visage
Visage composite door from Shepley Window Systems
has been further developed to offer installers and specifiers with an
even better performing product thanks to Yale and ERA Products.
has long been associated with some of the best performing products in
the glazing industry and the latest developments to the technically advanced
Visage door are set to enhance this reputation further, says Tim
Walker, sales director. In particular the locking and low threshold
options provide additional features for the social housing and trade sector.
Yale now provides the G2000 multi-point locking system which has a 10
year guarantee, is covered by Secured By Design and is insurance approved.
Further confidence in the Yale product is the fact that it is recognised
by 98% of consumers.
The Visage door can now be supplied with a comprehensive 10 year warranty
that covers everything from delamination, discolouration, locking system
ERA Products provide another new feature to the door with an electronic
multi-point lock for remote access and it is available with a variety
of key-fob and conventional key options to meet the most exacting needs
of the customer/specifier. This new electronic multi-point lock complies
to the relevant security standards PAS23/24 and is Secured by Design for
use in composite doors, so high security is guaranteed.
Tim Walker comments: The latest developments to the Visage door
are part of an on-going development programme across all the products
that bear our name. We've worked hard to gain our reputation for product
performance and quality and the Visage composite door represents just
that. Companies looking for a better performing composite door with a
more complete warranty should look no further.
Tel: 0161 339 2433
Range of Welders from Winmac UK Ltd
the German window machinery manufacurer has made a significant investment
in a new production facility in Kaiserlauntern to produce a full range
of PVCu welding machines.
The new factory which opened in September 2006 has taken orders for over
100 four , six & eight head horizontal welding machines and already
has over 50 employees working on the production of the welding machines.
Winmac UK Ltd the sole distributor of Rotox products for the UK &
Ireland has already taken orders for more than 1 million pounds of the
new welders and already has installations in various customers across
the the UK.
Solar Windows, Senator Windows, Premier Trade Frames, Futura Frames, Glazerite
Windows & Yorkshire Windows are some of the companies who will be
using the new products made in Kaiserlauntern.
Rotox is well known in the UK for the quality and reliability of its CNC
cleaning range and has moved forward using a lot of the same technology
and proven parts manufacturers to make the welding range.
The new range of welders will consist of four head, six head and eight
head horizontal , a smaller range of of single & two head welders,
a new style vertical four head welder and a complete range of inline welders.
If you would like to find out more about the New range of Welders from
Winmac please contact 01865 730888 or email email@example.com
Developments make the Haffner SBA Machining Centre the Fastest in its
says that new developments will ensure the companys well-established
SBA Cutting and Machining Centre maintains its reputation for being
the best choice for fabricators looking to automate their processes.
developments include an additional saw unit. This increases production
output by a minimum of 25% - and makes it the fastest machine of its type.
It means sawing can now be separated and channelled using Haffner's specially
developed optimisation software. As well as the obvious speed benefits,
this also puts the machine at the forefront of waste management because
the macros are optimised as well as the order of cutting.
In addition a reinforcing station can be added onto the machine at an
additional cost. This saves both time and space on the factory floor because
it means fully laden trolleys don't have to be moved to a separate reinforcing
area before being replaced by trolleys ready for the next batch.
The further improved SBA machining centre will take centre stage for Haffner
at Glassex 2007. Members of the Haffner GB Ltd team will also be on hand
to answer questions and give live demonstrations throughout the 4-day
Among those fabricators taking early advantage of Haffner's new machine
are MPH Windows, Classic North East, OK Windows in Belfast and Euroglaze
of Barnsley. The four companies all placed their orders in the run up
to Christmas and helped ensure a strong end to 2006 for Haffner. The machines
are scheduled to be installed in February and March.
Haffner says that it was delighted with sales during 2006, and if early
indications are anything to go by, 2007 looks like being a similarly good
year. The companys diary is full of factory visits to fabricators
wanting to avoid the post-Glassex rush and its beating its sales
target of closing two sales a month.
Managing Director Dave Thomas says, We have a superb product that
brings demonstrable production benefits to fabricators. Coupled with our
high quality consultancy and customer service, it's a recipe for success.
To view the improved SBA Machining centre at Glassex 2007 visit stand
Tel: 01785 814032
Launches New Composite Door Range
extrusion company, Selecta Systems
has introduced a new composite door range to its existing product portfolio.
The new doors, with an attractive woodgrain effect surface finish, combine
impressive thermal efficiency as well as high performance levels and increased
in aesthetically pleasing designs the doors provide a realistic alternative
to natural wood with all the benefits and durability of PVC-u and their
hardy construction eliminates the possibility of water penetration into
the casing and door frame.
Selecta's composite doors are available for both domestic and commercial
applications and are supplied pre-hung in 8710 frames that are fitted
with Winkhaus Cobra Twin Hook Locks and Exitech Document M compliant low
Clear or obscure glass is fitted as standard whilst leaded or bevelled
units can be supplied at an extra cost depending upon specific design.
Doors can be supplied glazed or unglazed to offer maximum choice.
In standard format the new composite door requires no additional preparation
and is ready to install immediately. Letterplates, door knockers, viewers
and numbers are all available as an additional option.
Each door is produced to individual requirements with delivery within
a 3-4 week timeframe.
As with all Selecta System's products, the Composite Door range has been
subjected to various independent tests to ensure performance and customer
Tel: 0121 325 2100
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